After the school shooting at Sandy Hook more than a decade ago, Texas passed a plan to address school shootings. But why have so few districts opted in? Texas’ school marshal plan called for teachers to be armed to defend schools from mass shooters. Only 84 districts out of more than 1200 have gone that route. Kate McGee of the Texas Tribune on what this could mean for the debate about school safety after the shooting in Uvalde. Also, more than a hundred days since Russia’s detention of WNBA star Britney Griner, why suddenly more prominent sports figures and others are publicly demanding her release. Plus a Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard:
In politics, style doesn’t normally trump substance. Does a change in tone portend a change in policy and if so how? We’ll explore. Also two Texas congressmen, one a democrat, the other a republican, tell us what they heard and what they didn’t in the president’s maiden address to Congress. Plus, the re-making of a president the old fashioned way: we’ll chat with the man who made a reconsideration of LBJ his personal mission. Also: look: up in the sky. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Ready… Aim… Now what? After calling the gun control sit-in a publicity stunt House GOP leaders prepare for a vote. Plus there was a plan to crack down to crack down on repeat offenders in domestic violence cases. But a new report says in real life, more repeat offenders are getting more lenient treatment, we’ll hear why. And how many cans of mosquito repellent can Texas buy for 30 million dollars? The state’s about to find out in its preemptive war on Zika. And the gap between America’s rich and poor –bigger in San Francisco? Or south Texas? And the Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire…an overlooked chapter in US history. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Former Governor Rick Perry is launching his presidential campaign, but can he overcome his indictment, his low poll numbers, and — a third thing i can’t remember….
As Congress takes a closer look at last month’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, we’ll hear how the so-called Islamic State is using social media to build a fan base. What’s up with the Dallas bag ban? Texans probe a moon of Jupiter and an easy way to backup the pictures on your smartphone.